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On Your Test Day

If you are taking the GRE, the Praxis I, or a Computerized Praxis II Subject Assessment...

If you are taking a paper-based Praxis II Subject Assessment...

If you are taking a non-UC proctored exam...

If you are taking an accommodated test from UC...

If you are taking a CLEP test...

If you are taking a GRE Subject test...

If you are taking the LSAT...

If you are taking the MCAT...

If you are taking the TOEFL...

 

What you should know about the GRE/Praxis I/Computerized Praxis II on your test day

You MUST have the correct type of identification to take your test

  • 1 form of state or federally issued ID (Driver’s license, passport, military identification)
  • Must be valid (i.e., unexpired)
  • What must be visible: your photo, a signature, and an expiration date
  • The first and last name on the ID must match the name on our roster exactly
  • If you are NOT testing in your country of citizenship (if you are not a U.S. citizen), you must bring a current passport as your identification. We cannot accept any other form of identification for non-US citizens. If you are concerns about this, contact ETS.

You do not have to bring your confirmation information, but it can be helpful in case there is some type of discrepancy (i.e., you came to Testing Services on the wrong date)

You do not need to bring writing utensils or scratch paper—these items will  be provided to you by Testing Services staff

You cannot bring a calculator into the room for the GRE or Praxis I. If you are taking a Praxis II Subject Assessment, you may be allowed to/be required to bring a calculator to your exam. Learn more about calculator use for the Praxis II here: http://www.ets.org/praxis/test_day/policies/calculators/

You can dress in layers but you cannot remove articles of clothing in the testing room. If you need to take off your sweater, you must bring it out of the testing room first

We have lockers available for all test-takers, so you don’t have to leave all your belongings in the car

We will ask you to keep food and drinks in our lobby so you can have them on your break

There is a ten minute break during the test. You can use the restroom and have your snack/drink, but you cannot leave the building or access your locker

We ask that you arrive 30 minutes before your test is scheduled to begin

You cannot leave your test to feed a meter—parking garages are your test day friend

If you have any questions, the Testing Services staff is there to help

Additional information about policies regarding the GRE and Praxis tests can be found on the ETS website: http://www.ets.org/

Test preparation information can be found on the ETS website and on the UC Bookstore website:

 

What you should know about the paper-based Praxis II on your test day...

You MUST have the correct type of identification to take your test

  • 1 form of state or federally issued ID (Driver’s license, passport, military identification)
  • Must be valid (i.e., unexpired)
  • What must be visible: your photo, a signature, and an expiration date
  • The first and last name on the ID must match the name on our roster exactly

You must also bring your admission ticket to the test center. You can access and print this ticket on your My Praxis account here: https://www.ets.org/portal/site/iserpraxis/menuitem.1b7fdbe6788d618e6c41265a7beb1509

When you arrive and the testing staff is ready to admit you to the testing room, your admission ticket and ID will be checked and you will be given an assigned seat

You cannot wear hats, gloves, or scarves during the test. These items must be placed under your chair (NOT in the seat next to you). All jackets and coats must hang on the back of your chair

You CANNOT bring a cell phone with you. Cell phones are prohibited in the test center. If you bring a cell phone to the test center, you will be asked to take it outside of the test center and leave it there until your test is over and you are dismissed. If you are found with a cell phone or any other electronic device in the test center, even during a break, you will be dismissed, your test scores will be cancelled, and you will not receive a refund. More information about prohibited items and misconduct can be found here: http://www.ets.org/praxis/test_day/policies/dismissals  

You will not be able to access food or drinks during your test. If you are taking two tests on the same day, you can have a drink or snacks in between tests.

If you are taking a Session 1 test, you must report to the testing location no later than 7:30a.m. Instructions are read at or as close to 8:00a.m. as possible. The timed portion of testing begins around 8:30a.m and ends at approximately 10:30a.m. If you are taking a Session 2 test, you must report to the testing location no later than 10:30a.m. Instructions are read at or as close to 11:00a.m. as possible. The timed portion of testing begins around 11:00a.m. and ends at approximately 1:30p.m. You cannot leave the test early, even if you are finished before the test time is up.

You cannot leave your test to feed a meter—parking garages are your test day friend

Additional information about your Praxis II test day can be found on the ETS website: http://www.ets.org/praxis/test_day/

Test preparation information can be found on the ETS website and on the UC Bookstore website:

 

What you should know about proctored exams on your test day

You must have a form of photo identification to take your test

  • Any current government-issued ID is acceptable
  • Identification from the institution of your test (your university or place of employment) is acceptable UNLESS the institution has specific provisions about acceptable identification. Contact the institution to determine what they will accept as ID when you arrive for your test

We charge for proctoring services

  • $30 for the first two hours of testing and $10 per hour for each hour after that
  • We only accept cash or check

We will not provide postage to return your test. If your test must be mailed back to the institution, you must provide postage and an envelope. You CANNOT take the test with you to mail back

We have limited space for testing. You MUST schedule an appointment with us at least 2 days in advance. During finals week, we have very limited space, particularly for computer-based tests. Please schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible to ensure you will be able to take your test

 

What you should know about accommodated testing on your test day

You must have photo ID to take your test (UCID, driver's license, and passport are all acceptable)

You must arrive on time for your test. If you are more than 20 minutes late for your appointment, you will not be able to test without professor approval

You must register for your tests at least 2 days in advance. For finals week, you must schedule one week in advance

Your test may not be sent over prior to your test appointment. Speak with your professor prior to the test day to ensure you know how your test is to be delivered (you may need to retrieve it before your test appointment)

 

What you should know about CLEP on your test day

You MUST have the correct type of identification to take your test

  • 2 forms of ID are required for CLEP  
  • 1 unexpired state or federally issued ID (Driver’s license, passport, military identification,)
  • 1 supplemental ID that includes either a photo or a signature (credit card, student ID, or work ID are all acceptable)

CLEP tests cost $100.00 each. You must bring two forms of payment to the test center at the time of your test

  • $80.00 payable to the College Board (by credit card or check)
  • $20.00 payable to the University of Cincinnati (by check or cash)

You do not need to bring writing utensils or scratch paper—these items will  be provided to you by Testing Services staff

Cell phones and other electronic devices are prohibited from the testing room. You cannot use a calculator for CLEP tests

We have lockers available for all test-takers, so you don’t have to leave all your belongings in the car

We will ask you to keep food and drinks in our lobby, as you cannot have them in the testing room

You cannot leave your test to feed a meter—parking garages are your test day friend

If you have any questions, the Testing Services staff is there to help

Additional information about your CLEP test day can be found at the College Board website: http://clep.collegeboard.org/exam-day-info

Test preparation information can be found on the ETS website and on the UC Bookstore website:

 

What you should know about the GRE Subject on your test day

You MUST have the correct type of identification to take your test

  • 1 form of state or federally issued ID (Driver’s license, passport, military identification)
  • Must be valid (i.e., unexpired)
  • What must be visible: your photo, a signature, and an expiration date
  • The first and last name on the ID must match the name on our roster exactly

You must also bring your admission ticket to the test center. You can access and print this ticket on your My GRE account here: https://mygre.ets.org/greweb/login/login.jsp

You must report to your testing location no later than 8:30am. Testing will begin at approximately 9:00am and will end at approximately 12:00pm.

Cell phones and other electronic devices are prohibited from the test site. If you are found with one, you will be dismissed and your scores will be cancelled. Test center staff CANNOT hold electronic devices for you

When you arrive and the testing staff is ready to admit you to the testing room, your admission ticket and ID will be checked and you will be given an assigned seat

You cannot wear hats, gloves, or scarves during the test. These items must be placed under your chair (NOT in the seat next to you). All jackets and coats must hang on the back of your chair

More information about your GRE Subject test day can be found on the ETS website: http://www.ets.org/gre/subject/test_day/

Test preparation information can be found on the ETS website and on the UC Bookstore website:

 

What you should know about the LSAT on your test day

You MUST have the correct type of identification to take your test

  • 1 form of state or federally issued ID (Driver’s license, passport, military identification)
  • Must be valid (i.e., unexpired)
  • What must be visible: your photo, a signature, and an expiration date
  • The first and last name on the ID must match the name on our roster exactly

You must also have your LSAT Admission Ticket with photo attached

  • Photo must show only face and shoulders and look as you look on the day of the test (i.e., with or without facial hair)

You must arrive at the testing site no later than 8:30a.m.

Cell phones and other electronic devices are prohibited from the test site. If you are found with one, you will be dismissed and your scores will be cancelled. Test center staff CANNOT hold electronic devices for you

When you arrive and the testing staff is ready to admit you to the testing room, your admission ticket and ID will be checked and you will be given an assigned seat

You cannot wear hats, gloves, or scarves during the test. These items must be placed under your chair (NOT in the seat next to you). All jackets and coats must hang on the back of your chair

Candidates should expect that the test day may cover up to 7 hours. You must report no later than 8:15 am. Test instructions will be read at or close to 8:30. The timed portion of the test will begin between 9:00 to 9:30. The test will last for 3 hours and 30 minutes plus a 10 minute break. You can expect to leave the testing location no earlier than 1:30 pm

There is a 15 minute break during the LSAT. During your break, you can use the restroom, have a drink or snack if you’ve brought them, and stretch, but you cannot leave the building or access any prohibited items

If you engage in any type of misconduct (intentional or not), you will receive a Test Center Violation form. All irregularities during testing must be documented by test center staff. The Test Center Violation form is your copy of the document being sent to LSAC

The LSAT will be given at the UC College of Law Building, 2540 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220. The closest and cheapest parking garage is the Stratford Heights garage located across the street from the College of Law Building on Clifton Ave. Enter the College of Law Building at the back, sliding doors near Blegen Library. Do not park at a meter as you will not be permitted to leave the building during the test

More information about your LSAT test day can be found on the LSAC website: http://lsac.org/JD/LSAT/day-of-test.asp

Test preparation information can be found on the LSAC website and on the UC Bookstore website:

 

What you should know about the MCAT on your test day

You MUST have the correct type of identification to take your test

  • 1 form of state or federally issued ID (Driver’s license, passport, military identification)
  • Must be valid (i.e., unexpired)
  • What must be visible: your photo, a signature, and an expiration date
  • The first and last name on the ID must match the name on our roster exactly

You do not need to bring writing utensils or scratch paper—these items will  be provided to you by Testing Services staff

You cannot bring a calculator into the room for the MCAT

You can dress in layers but you cannot remove articles of clothing in the testing room. If you need to take off your sweater, you must bring it out of the testing room first

We have lockers available for all test-takers, so you don’t have to leave all your belongings in the car

We will ask you to keep food and drinks in our lobby so you can have them on your break

There are three 10-minute breaks during the MCAT. Each time you exit or enter the testing room for your breaks, you will be fingerprinted. You can use the restroom and have your snack/drink, but you cannot leave the building or access your locker

We ask that you arrive 30 minutes before your test is scheduled to begin

You cannot leave your test to feed a meter—parking garages are your test day friend

Additional information about the MCAT can be found on the AAMC website: https://www.aamc.org/students/applying/mcat/

Test preparation information can be found on the AAMC website and the UC Bookstore website:

 

What you should know about the TOEFL on your test day

You MUST have the correct type of identification to take your test

  • Your passport if you are testing outside your country of citizenship. Otherwise, any other form of state or federally issued ID (Driver’s license, passport, military identification)
  • Must be valid (i.e., unexpired)
  • What must be visible: your photo, a signature, and an expiration date
  • The first and last name on the ID must match the name on our roster exactly

You do not have to bring your confirmation information, but it can be helpful in case there is some type of discrepancy (i.e., you came to Testing Services on the wrong date)

You do not need to bring writing utensils or scratch paper—these items will  be provided to you by Testing Services staff

You can dress in layers but you cannot remove articles of clothing in the testing room. If you need to take off your sweater, you must bring it out of the testing room first

We have lockers available for all test-takers, so you don’t have to leave all your belongings in the car

We will ask you to keep food and drinks in our lobby so you can have them on your break

There is a mandatory ten minute break during the test. You can use the restroom and have your snack/drink, but you cannot leave the building or access your locker

We ask that you arrive 30 minutes before your test is scheduled to begin

You cannot leave your test to feed a meter—parking garages are your test day friend

If you have any questions, the Testing Services staff is there to help

Additional information about policies regarding the TOEFL can be found on the ETS website: http://www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/test_day/bring

Test preparation information can be found on the ETS website and the UC Bookstore website: